Doctors in Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
- Dr. Patrick Higdon MD Hospitalist, Family Medicine Norfolk, VA
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Newport News, VA 23602
- Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Norfolk, VA 23505
Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Hampton, VA.
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Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.